Waterford, Ireland – Day 22

The biggest sigh of relief; bigger than having crossed an ocean. I know it’s hard to believe, but think about it.  Boat yards have far more scary unknowns than oceans!  I knew I would cross the Atlantic in 4 weeks; Dauntless in the boat yard?  Boat yards are the Hotel California for boats; many enterContinue reading “Waterford, Ireland – Day 22”

Southbound and Down

Day 16 – 19 Scotland to S.E. Ireland, Kilmore Quay We are running before the wind. Our planned stop, at a marina just north of Dublin, has been scrubbed. With northerly winds increasing in strength, it seems best to continue due south, instead of turning southwest towards shore.  Winds are 18 gusting to 30. WeContinue reading “Southbound and Down”

A Two Hour Cruise Took Five

And it was a wild ride! Day 08 St. Helier, Jersey to Port St. Peter, Guernsey Originally, I had planned the route in a most course fashion, just looking at the distance between the islands of Jersey and Guernsey and seeing the number “10” in my mind.  10 nm no problem; two hours. So weContinue reading “A Two Hour Cruise Took Five”